I absolutely love this website and get most of my daily activities from it. Love the monthly diary too. It has so much to offer for different stages of dementia residents. I love the artwork, games, and quizzes which we use every day. People are constantly asking where do I get my ideas. Thank you so much!
Wise words from Lisa above.
I started my Activities coordinator role earlier this year and it has been a real rollacoaster. Some day my residents are engaged and willing to take part in activities other days they are sleepy and just not interested. (Can be frustrating if you have a lot of time and effort is organising but taht is how the job is)
I found the main things is like Lisa said find out as much as you can about your resisents and take advantage of their good days. Log all activites offered even if declined. Take photos to display to families and all as evidence. On a not so good day remember hand massages, listening to music, holding hands, just sitting with a resident is giving the valuable 1-2-1 time.
It can be a lonely tough job, but very rewarding when you make a resident smile with appriciation.